SIMON Cowell has beaten Donald Trump to the title of highest-earning man on TV in the United States, according to a poll by Forbes magazine. The poll was based on estimated pre-tax earnings made from 1st June 2008 to 1st June 2009. Cowell earned $75 million, which included income from American Idol - the most-watched series on US prime-time with an average weekly audience of 27 million - as well as music producing and publishing. Donalds $50 million bought him second place, with his dough coming from The Apprentice and lending his name to flog everything from alcohol to neck ties, as well as giving speeches and book sales. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest lands at number three, raking in $38 million from various sources besides the reality talent show, including hosting a top-40 radio countdown and ABCs New Years Eve special, plus lucrative TV production deals such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Denise Richards: Its Complicated. Metro